201 posts tagged travel
Drinks Anyone ?
Drinks blend with the landscape during a summer solstice midnight party in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon. Marking the beginning of the season, the summer solstice is the longest day of the year, falling on June 20 or 21. Photograph by Agnieszka Rayss,
The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene Riversouth to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The Bushmenof the Namibian interior called the region “The Land God Made in Anger”, while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as “The Gates of Hell”.
Madeira - Portugal. Madeira was discovered by Portuguese sailors in the service of Infante D. Henrique (Henry the Navigator) in 1419, and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of thePortuguese Age of Discovery.
Here is the view from the Galata Tower in Istanbul, looking down on the Galata bridge and some of the prettiest rooftops in town, on the edge of the fashionable Beyoglu district. Photo by Cristobal Palma.
Gangs Of Tanzania
British and London-based photographer Kit Oates recently (and bravely) traveled to Tanzania to discover the stories behind the biker gangs who roamed the streets trying to make a living from their Toyo’s – the motorbike of choice in the area.
Marriott Maui Ocean Club, Hawaii
Loutro - Greek island of Crete
Loutro is a small village with a rich history. This is the site of the ancient city of Phoenix. The only way to get to Loutro is by ferry or water taxi from Chora Sfakion. There is no road there, which is part of its unique charm. The calm bay of Loutro is situated along the steep Libyan Sea coastline with its caves and cliffs dropping sheer into the deep blue water.
By Peter Zeglis
Pin City & Pin World
Wall maps you can rub up against and stick pins into, Pin City & Pin World are made of polymer felt and come with 15 bold red pushpins that you can use to plot whatever you wish. Pin World is a refreshingly borderless view of the entire planet, while Pin City descends to street level and comes in your choice of London, New York, Paris, Amsterdam or Berlin.